UPNS offers a three-year nursery school program for children ages 2 to 5 years old in an environment rich with learning opportunities for their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. The school is a not-for-profit organization and operates as a parent cooperative with a director-teacher.
UPNS was founded in 1966 to serve families from the New York University community. In 1971, the school became chartered as a corporation by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Today, almost 90 percent of students are children of NYU faculty, staff or students.